Let's say I'm considering buying & reading the book "Jack Welch & The G.E. Way". I notice I can buy the physical book used on Amazon for $14. After reading it, I can sell it back on Amazon used for about the same price. Net cost is minimal (Amazon commissions). http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0070581045/ Then I look at the ebook version. There's no option for buying or selling it used. Thus I have to pay $25. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005S8SM/ If it's illegal to resell ebooks, the price of ebooks needs to come down dramatically. The only reason I'm interested in ebooks is because I don't like physical objects that take up space and collect dust. That's why I buy used books, read & resell it used on Amazon; I don't like stuff lying around and piling up. So from a personal standpoint, the physical book route costs me maybe $2 (net). The ebook route costs $25. Ebook download costs for publishers is minimal. So if they want to increase ebook sales, they need to bring down the prices dramatically.